So, today starts a marathon of doctor appointments. I thought it would a little interesting (to me at least) to do a Prediction/Actual result comparison, so here goes:
- Tuesday – Podiatrist. Foot is healing fine. Wear the shoe for another 3-4 weeks and then go back for another exam. I am hoping for permission to wear sneakers for a few weeks after that, and possibly some PT (although more likely exercises I do at home on my own). At the end of this road I will probably have to buy new shoes, since my right and left shoes will no longer fit the same. Anyone need some like-new left shoes or well-worn right ones?
- Wednesday – Dentist. Cleaning with chatty and slightly frightening dental assistant. Cheers for using the fancy toothbrush they recommend that I buy. A not-so-subtle dig again about bleaching my teeth (which I will continue to decline- I’ve lived with yellowed teeth this far and there are many, many other things I’d rather spend the money on). Appointment for another 3-6 months. I am sincerely hoping that my gums have not receded any further, but only they can tell me that for sure.
- Wednesday also – Rheumatologist. I’ll have to explain about my foot, and will stress the stiffness in my toes and other odd joints, as well as the heartburn from my meds. I am guessing no changes, however, and the heartburn issues will be passed on to my PCP for his recommendation. I could be wrong- my last rheumy has really lowered my expectations and I may not be entirely fair in this assessment.
- Thursday – PCP. Foot explanation redux, update on meds/heartburn issue, and regular exam. I will need to fast for bloodwork, which I hate, since it means that I cannot take my morning meds until afterward since I need to take them with food (due to killer heartburn otherwise). This means thee extra hours of stiffness and pain.
- Tuesday Next (but not the Jasper-Fforde-sort) – Allergist. This will be a progressive test for ant venom to determine if I am truly allergic or just very sensitive. I’m not particularly looking forward to it.
This also reminds me to call the rheumy and check on bloodwork requirements. Cheers!